A few more pics of the beautiful Mass with Card. Burke

A few more shots from last Sunday’s Mass with Card. Burke at St. Mary’s in Pine Bluff. His Eminence celebrated a Pontifical Mass at the Throne.

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  1. scoot says:

    I had the pleasure of attending a talk by Card. Burke some years ago when he visited the Diocese of Arlington. This was pre-conversion, I think maybe even right before I started RCIA. I was really taken aback by how amiable and well spoken he is, and the fact that he tackled very serious matters in his talk with candor. Because I was so early in the process, I’m not sure what I expected; I think I was still jaded by our politicians and how they speak much but say little. It’s reassuring to know that he is in Rome, offering that clarity and candor to the powers that be. What a privilege to celebrate Mass with him!

  2. Kevin says:

    I pray that those young men serving have a vocation to the Priesthood. The one draped with the vimpae (is that correct?) seems especially deep in prayer.

  3. iamlucky13 says:

    Thanks for continuing to share how the Mass can be celebrated even in a simple parish church.

    A question out of curiosity as someone with only a little exposure to the traditional Latin Mass: what is the outer vestment worn by one of the young altar servers? Some form of cope? And what is its significance? Thanks in advance.

  4. Discerning Altar Boy says:

    That vestment is called the vimpa, plural vimpae. It’s use is proper to the Old Rite and the New. A server in a vimpa wears it when he holds the bishop’s mitre and crozier when they’re not in use. One significance of it is to show that the item held doesn’t belong to the one holding it (kinda like the use of a humeral veil). Another reason it is used is to protect the mitre from the oils of the hands.

  5. JustaSinner says:

    The vestments are truly worthy of our Lord. And the Cardinal’s red is lovely. BUT. Can I admit, with out sinning, that I’ve always been a little creeped out by the REALLY LONG TRAIN???

    [Have you ever seen a blood smear along the ground? There are common elements. The cappa reminds me of the possibility we face in the near future of being put up against the wall, or being beaten as we crawl.]

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